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November 5, 2003

For Immediate Release

Update on the Investigation into the Brutal Murder of Asha Goel, Visiting NRI Doctor

Dr. Asha Goel, a prominent Obstetrician & Gynaecologist from Orangeville Ontario, Canada arrived in Mumbai accompanied by her son Sanjay Goel to visit her ailing brother (Shri. Suresh Chandra Agrawal) and sister-in-law (Smt. Kamini Agrawal) on August 14, 2003. Sanjay Goel returned to Canada on August 18. Dr. Goel was scheduled to return to Canada on the evening of August 23.

During her brief visit, Dr. Goel also stayed with her two sisters, Mrs. Aruna Shah and Mrs. Uma Shah and returned to spend her final scheduled night in India at the home of Mr. Agrawal (26 Narayan Dhabolkar Rd.) on August 22. She was discovered brutally murdered, in a pool of her own blood at approximately 7:00 AM August 23.

The murder of this kind and gentle doctor was carried out in an especially brutal, sadistic and dastardly manner. Dr. Goel, who delivered more than 10,000 babies during her lifetime, was relied on by thousands of patients. She was a devout Hindu, a patron of the arts, an advocate for improved healthcare, and an extraordinarily devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. This horrible crime has sent shockwaves of grief through our family, through this fair City, and through Canada and its entire NRI community. Thus, the need for justice in this case is especially compelling.

To date, the hard work of the Mumbai Police has led to the arrest of one individual,
Mr. Pradeep Parab. The investigation is ongoing, and has not concluded.

Dr. Goel’s family is appealing to the public for any and all additional verifiable information that can assist the police in their investigation and lead to significant progress. To support the continued fine efforts of the Mumbai Police, the family is offering a total reward of Rupees 10 Lakhs (1 million) for verifiable information or assistance that leads to major progress or a substantial breakthrough in the case. Anyone who was in the vicinity of 26 Narayan Dhabolkar Road on the night of Friday, August 22, 2003, and who has information that may be helpful, is urged to contact the police.

Individuals can offer information, confidentially and/or anonymously to Mumbai Police three different ways:

1. Telephone: D.C.P. Nawal Bajaj – 23073663
2. Online - by visiting and completing the confidential online anonymous tip form.
3. Email – by emailing

Dr. Goel is survived by her husband Dr. Sadan Kumar Goel, her son Sanjay Goel, daughters Rashmi and Seema Goel, and grandson Aaron. Individuals wishing to express condolences or communicate with the family can do via email at